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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
. you inspire us. i said no, mr. mandela, you inspire us. so there was this unbelievable relationship between what was happening in america and what would happen in south africa. we would say from time to time the struggle in birmingham, the struggle in selma is inaccept raable from the struggle in sharpville. >> one of the reasons i wanted to talk to you today congressman was reading about and thinking about and trying to understand the importance of those decisions made by mandela and other apartheid leaders after sharpville, when they decided non-violence was not enough, they have been so committed to nonviolence, even in the face of incredible brutality, they needed some sort of military response as well. never ended up being the khai part of their response to apartheid, but they made that hard decision. how international were those discussions about the importance of non-violence and whether or not it was enough to overthrow governments and to change the world? >> here in america and around the world, there was ongoing discussion about the way of peace, the way of love, the way o
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
waits with bated breath. then this announcement on february 10th, 1990. >> mr. nelson mandela will be released from the prison on sunday, the 11th of february, at about 3:00 p.m. >> reporter: the a in h -- anc has its own concerns about what they will find in a freed mandela. >> some feel maybe we have built this man up and put him on such a high pedestal that if and when he's released, we may find him such a disappointment. >> reporter: february 11th, 1990, after 27 years in prison, the questions regarding the hopes and dreams of a nation will be addressed. >> and this crowd's just going wild. >> there's mr. mandela, a free man, taking his first steps into a new south africa. >> this man walking out of prison who seemed unbowed, who still seemed heroic, who seemed optimistic. >> that is the man who the world has been waiting to see. his first public appearance in nearly three decades. >> the whole country went bananas. i mean, it just went crazy. >> joy, exhilaration, the jubilation in the streets, people tcrying, people dancing. >> we thought, this is a true cause for optimism. here
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
, you inspired us. and i said, no, mr. mandela, you inspired us. so that was just unbelievable relationship between what was happening in america and what would happen in south africa. we would say from time to time, the struggle in birmingham, the struggle in selma is inseparable from the struggle in sharpville. >> one of the reasons i wanted to talk to you today, congressman, was reading about and thinking about and trying to understand the importance of those decisions that was made by mandela and other anc leaders and other antiapartheid leaders after sharpville, when they decided that nonviolence wasn't enough. they had been committed to nonviolence in the way that you have been so overtly committed to nonviolence, throughout your life, throughout those struggles, even in the face of incredible physical brutality, and they decided when they saw those people massacred, they needed some kind of military response as well. never ended up being a key response of their response to apartheid, but they made that hard decision. how international were those discussions about the imp
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
embassy by south africa's ambassador to the u.s. mr. biden said at the meeting that nelson mandela was "the most remarkable man i ever met in my whole career." a few hours before the vice president's trip to the embassy, president obama and first lady michelle obama boarded "air force one" to start the long, 16-hour flight to south africa, where they will attend the memorial service for nelson mandela that will be held tomorrow morning. as we speak, world leaders from every corner of the globe are on their way to south africa for that memorial service and for the funeral and other events that are going to take place there over the next few days. the american delegation to south africa includes not only president obama and the first lady, but also three former presidents, george w. bush will be there and president clinton and jimmy carter. this appears to be on the second time in u.s. history that that many presidents, four living presidents, will be together, somewhere outside the united states. the only other time that has ever happened in history was at the funeral of jordan's king h
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
about romantic intanglements and the former mrs. murdoch, and he, too, has a deep and multi-year relationship with nelson mandela. >> he does, indeed, and also his role as the middle east negotiator for palestinian economic rights, but the peace talks but the economic rights, so he still remains on the world stage and was a very close -- had a very close relationship with nelson mandela. you were speaking earlier about the possibility of chance encounters, and one intriguing would be raul. the cuban leader, that day fidel castro came side by side very briefly with bill clinton, and it was the last year of -- the closing months of clinton, and castro was an early supporter of mandela, and he shook hands with bill clinton, and today there are two speakers, raul castro, and president obama, the president of cuba. apparently, according to members of the national security team, they have no assurances of any seating arrangements or any way of keeping them apart, so we don't know whether or not, according to protocol or however they are going to arrange this, whether castro will be sea
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
people. it was the site of nelson mandela's first speech after his release from prison. mr. mandela's body will lie in state. his body will lie there in state for three days of public viewing. and then his body will travel home. it is expected that jimmy carter, bush the elder, bush the younger will all travel to south africa to pay their respects, to the extent that their health allows it. >>> the scale and burial is expected to match those of pope john paul and winston churchill and people of that magnitude. when dan rather said he should be considered the greatest leader of the second half of the 20th semplg century, that's how viewed. >>> as the details of the arrangements for the next few days emerge, we will bring them to you right here. that does it for us. thank you for being with us. . >>> the world reacts to the loss of a global icon as news spreads of nelson mandela's death. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)